emalad
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747 @ EMA

Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:56 am

I was stood in my back gardent this afternoon at about 2:45, when a 747 came over, did a very tight turn and put down the undercarriage, lining up for EMA.

It was white and I think it had red on it's tail.

Does anyone know what it was? Is it a regular visitor to EMA?
 
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RE: 747 @ EMA

Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:42 am

I have never seen a 747 on approach to EMA in the last 5 yrs or so.Last one I saw was an RAM 744 that flew over my house on a positioning flight from MAN one year on its way into EMA.Largest I see is the UPS 767 on approach most nights at 7.55pm, lands at 8.05pm
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RE: 747 @ EMA

Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:03 am

I called into the Aeropark on a trip home from Nottingham about 4 weeks ago and there was a Kalitta Air 747 parked up in the DHL area then.

Even though 747's at EMA are not common place, I think yiu will find the airport haqs more than their fair share of visitors. EMA is one of busiest cargo airports in the country.


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RE: 747 @ EMA

Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:04 am

Quoting EMAlad (Thread starter):
Does anyone know what it was?

It was this Kalitta B742F N703CK from JFK.


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It departed again for AMS at 16:45 from where it subsequently later departed at 22:00 bound for BAH.

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RE: 747 @ EMA

Sun Jul 16, 2006 3:31 pm

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 2):
a Kalitta Air 747

She is a frequent visitor at EMA
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emalad
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RE: 747 @ EMA

Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:24 pm

Thanks for that. It was certainly a nice sight over Allestree!

We have a fair share of cargo flights over our house in the evenings. Plenty of DHL, UPS and TNT.

Does the 747 come in every Saturday?
 
Ringway
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RE: 747 @ EMA

Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:58 pm

Hi EMAlad,

I do believe the 747 comes in every Saturday.The last time I saw her land was the Saturday that England played Portugal (about a fortnight ago). Landed about 1300.

I was in Long Eaton on Wednesday night when a Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 banked sharply overhead to line up around the power station. Unbelievably low as well.

Always good to see these types of aircraft in this neck of the woods.

Ringway.
 
emalad
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RE: 747 @ EMA

Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:49 pm

I will look out for her in future lol.

I can't believe how low the planes come on over allestree in the evening. Are all of the cargo planes from the US?

I counted at least 10 between 9 and 10pm the other night, plus those going over us into Manchester. The binoculars are always out lol
 
Ringway
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RE: 747 @ EMA

Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:59 am

Yes, I'm always looking out for the ones heading to Manchester, esepcially in the early evening sky.

I seem to recall that the Antonovs used to come in on a Monday evening into EMA, but I'm not sure which days it's been coming in recently. Now that would be a sight to see over Allestree.

I saw it about 6 months ago banking sharply over Loughborough getting ready to line up and land. Quite a sight.
 
emalad
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RE: 747 @ EMA

Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:37 am

are you in derby then ringway?

I love looking at the ones flying over us and trying to work out where the they are going with my step-son lol. We seem to be in a very good place to spot.
 
Ringway
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RE: 747 @ EMA

Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:45 am

I'm in Castle Donington so we get the best of both here. I took your tip and have had the binocs in the garden all day today. Seen some that are quite high and not that easily recognisible. Can usually spot the high-level BA LHR - GLA / EDI shuttles and also the Easyjet/Ryanair LON - Scotland services but there are some that I cannot determine quite easily.

Also like seeing the high-altitude midday/early afternoon transatlantics heading north-north west.
 
emalad
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RE: 747 @ EMA

Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:51 am

I manage to see quite clearly the flights going into Man/Liv/Leeds, etc....

Plenty of FR and EZY plus some Jet2. Can make out BA flights and often type of A/C lol.

Seems there are more planes this end of Derby.

Do they follow the M1? lol